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In The News

OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes (shown flanking the sign banner with UWSM CEO Dale Biddell) officially launched the annual OPP-United Way campaign on October 13, 2017, in The Steakout Cafeteria of General Headquarters in Orillia. Shown in the photo are custom-crafted picture frames and coin-drop donation...

United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) held its third annual Women in Leadership Luncheon May 3rd at Lion’s Gate Banquet Hall. Guests heard Voices from the Street speakers Dawnmarie Harriott and Amy Dulmage (pictured here l-r) share their personal struggles through mental illness, abuse and poverty,...

It was great to celebrate the launch of our region's first United Way workplace fundraising campaign at a law firm on November 6, 2017. Congratulations and many thanks to HGR Graham Partners for its community leadership! Launch events were held at law offices in Orillia,...

On November 1, 2017, County of Simcoe employees walked the red carpet in a movie premiere-themed event to kick-off their annual workplace fundraising for United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM). The county is one of more than 175 workplaces that partners with UWSM each year to...

Members of the labour movement across the region attended United Way Simcoe Muskoka’s 3rd annual Labour Breakfast on October 26, held at the Simcoe County Elementary Teachers’ Federation (SCETF) in Barrie’s south end. “We owe it to our young people to give them a better...

Collaboration across sectors builds stronger communities, which is why United Way Simcoe Muskoka was co-hosting the Business After 5 networking event on October 18, 2017 alongside co-host Agilec (which also provided the venue) and other members of the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce. Pictured here...

Hallowe’en costume and pumpkin-carving contests are a couple of spirited activities that wrap up Innovative Automation’s annual United Way campaign. Pictured here from the company’s 2016 event are (from left) co-owners Michael Lalonde and Steve Loftus flanking UWSM CEO Dale Biddell. Another popular annual event...

Buffalo Wild Wings hosted its inaugural (and now annual) fundraiser for United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) on September 13, 2017, at its Park Place Barrie location. From open to close, 20 per cent of all food and drink sales were donated to community programs via...

The staff and residents of Bradford Valley Care Community celebrated Seniors' Month with a Carnival fundraiser for United Way Simcoe Muskoka on June 22, 2017. In addition to Clarabella the clown (pictured here with Doug and Linda Brown), the Sienna Senior Living residence in Bradford...

With this year’s efforts, Kumi Canada Corporation (KCC) and its associates have raised more than $120,000 for United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) since its payroll-deduction program launched in 2003. Kumi has 180 associates who have a strong commitment to the quality of their work and...